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Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
right. >>> we're going to start with an amber alert in colorado. the fbi has joined the search for jessica rodriguez, last seen leaving for school yesterday morning. she never arrived. clayt clayton sandell is on this story. clayton? >> reporter: good morning to you, dan. 50 police officers, including the fbi, are search right now, overnight using bloodhounds in temperatures that near freezing. and no sign of jessica. a desperate search under way for a 10-year-old last seen nearly 24 hours a ago. the last time anybody saw jessica was 8:30 friday morning. she left to walk three blocks to meet friends for a walk to school. a route she did every day. but she never got there. when jessica didn't show up for class, the school called her home. but jessica's mother, who works the overnight shift was asleep. she didn't get the message. that delayed her calling police for nearly eight hours. >> when we start with a delay as substantial as this, the distance she could have wandered even on her own, it just gets huge. >> reporter: police say jessica's weather, who lives out of state, is i
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 11:35pm EDT
entire life. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the fbi searched jessica's home, removing boxes headed for an evidence lab. sources tell "nightline" the family consented to the search. jessica's parents, never married, have been to court recently with custody issues. but police say those issues are unrelated to her disappearance. >> i just want to find my daughter. >> reporter: it was early friday morning that jessica was last seen by her mother, as she left for school. >> i watched her walk out the door. and she shut the door. and that's the last time i saw her. >> reporter: jessica never arrived to school friday morning. but the staff called her mother to report her absence. but she told police she was sleeping after working graveyard shift after a tech company and didn't hear the call. by the time she got the voicemail message, eight, critical hours had passed. >> the idea she could be eight hours in another direction, put the police way behind in figuring out where this child might be. >> reporter: by saturday, more than 800 volunteers turned out to help find jessica, scouring fiel
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 2:35am EDT
in at wnnfans.com. >>> and the fbi is asking the public for help finding a suspect in the disappearance of jessica ridgeway. the colorado girl disappeared a weak ago on her way to school, a body believed to be hers has been found. experts say the suspect most likely a male, may have unexplaned absences from work or may have just changed his appearance, with a kind of car that he drives. >>> the number of deaths from that meningitis outbreak continues to rise. 14 people have now died. and about 170 others have gotten sec after receiving the tainted steroid shots. federal health officials have tracked 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people who have received the shots. doctors are warning that patients will need to keep watch for symptoms of the deadly infection for a few more months. >>> frightening. >>> no secret that the u.s. postal service has been bleeding red ink for years. so, they really shouldn't be surprised at all that postal rates are going up again. starting, are you surprised really? >> stunned. >> i know you are not. starting january 27th, the price of a first-class stamp incre
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
on her way to school, speak out for the first time, as fbi agents swoop in on jessica ridgeway's home. dogs scouring the backyard for new clues. >>> developing now. a prostitution scandal rocking the tourist town of tenenbaum. a zuma fitness instructor is charged and a trove of videotapes. everyone there is bracing as police prepare to release her client list. >>> 50 cents, please. >> good grief. >> he's a good man, that charlie brown. so popular, he's headed back to the big screen with snoopy, lucy, linus and all his pals. why even's on their feet for "peanuts" right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. it may be raining outside. but that music puts you in such a great mood, doesn't it? >> brings me back. >> it sure does president gre. great to have you here. amy robach. robin is recovering from her transplant. >>> big ralls for both candidates in the battleground state of ohio. and this morning, polls continue to show a surge for mitt romney. >> and listen to this story. it outraged me and everyone here all morning long. a young, 14-year-old girl. she inspired so many as a symbol of
ABC
Oct 6, 2012 12:00pm EDT
in yemen in 1998. on friday britain's high court ruled they have lost their grounds for appeal. >> the fbi says the preliminary investigation of friendly fire is a likely cause of tuesday's shooting. nicklaus and two others responded to an alarm triggered by a sensor and at detecting smugglers and others entering illegally. the wounded agent was struck in the ankle and released from the hospital. >> coming up, the return on your used car can be a challenge. there are things we can do to bump up the volume. >> virginia is providing [ male announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent non-partisan study, barack obama and ththe liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and commco sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yoursf at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? wean't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. ♪ ♪ [ man ] when i'm in my
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
responding to a sensor that went f near the u.s.-mexico border. another agent was wounded. fbi reports it may be a case fire.endly shows no one but the agents were involved. family and friends gathered for vigil in arizona on friday. police avenue clue in the search missing a 10-year-old colorado girl. jessica was last seen friday as walked to a parked amid classmates before school. a backpack was found sunday on a sidewalk 6 miles from her home. likely linked to her. it has led investigators to expand their search. 800 volunteers spent the weekend scarring the trails and hillsides. between twoawl wedding parties in philadelphia camera.ht on take a look. this was crazy. at least 100 people were in a fight that took place at a hotel bar. dozens of officers were called out, hoping to restore order. uncle of one of the brides had a heart attack and died. some were arrested and several taken to an emergency room. it's not clear what started the fight. >> unbelievable. gas prices are unbelievable in california, at an all-time high. average gallon of regular in is $4.66. much higher and some califo
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
parents made an emotional plea for her safe return. meanwhile, the fbi is considering whether jessica's disappearance may be linked to the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in wyoming. >>> the deadly meningitis outbreak has claimed another life, with the latest victim announced in florida overnight. that brings the total death toll to 12. at least 119 people in 10 states have come down with the deadly but noncontagious form of the disease. the rare case of fungal meningitis has been tied to contaminated steroid shots made by a specialty pharmacy in massachusetts. >>> the tsa says it is standing by the way a terminally ill passenger was treated by its agents. michelle, who is dying of leukemia, was traveling to hawaii, for perhaps the final trip of her life. she called ahead to make sure there would be no problem since she has a feeding tube these days. but agents at the seattle tacoma airport forced her to lift up her shirt and pull back bandages in full view of others. >> when somebody wants to take a trip, especially an end of life trip because you want to see your family and fr
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am EDT
.a.x. wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying weapons. abc news has learned he told detectives and the fbi, quote, hey, this is a game. however, officials are puzzled whether he meant the questioning or the stuff in his bags. officials are trying to figure out how he managed to fly through three countries without being stopped. >>> the meningitis outbreak linked to can tom nated steroid injections is serious. but a mixup in florida was pretty silly. governor rick scott was giving out the phone number for the state health department's meningitis hotline when he switched two numbers. callers who dialed the 866 number got hard-core phone sex line. >> that's not good. >> no. >> did you see that suit he was wearing? that was colorful. >>> time, now, for some weather across the nation. thunderstorms in the california coast to vegas, phoenix and albuquerque. showers in southeast texas and the miami area. and a mix of rain and snow near the canadian border. that will be northern minnesota to michigan. a chilly and drier day in new england to the mid-atlantic regions. >> 60s in the northeast and mi
ABC
Oct 10, 2012 2:35am EDT
, the fbi is trying to determine whether jessica's disappearance is linked to the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in wyoming. >>> this morning we are learning dramatic new details about last month's attack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, all of this taking place ahead of a major congressional hearing set for later today. the state department says several groups of men lost a sustained assault without warning armed with machine guns, more tars, rocket propelled grenade. state department officials are backing away from early administration claims that anger over the anti-muslim video is what sparked the rampage. major reversal there. >>> politics this morning, 27 days left until the big election in november. mitt romney joined on the campaign trail last night in ohio by new jersey governor chris christie. given the critical role that that state plays in this year's election, romney is devoting much energy there ahead of next tuesday's debate. >>> meanwhile, president obama is back in the white house, after his campaign swing through the st
ABC
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
chance it was stolen. the fbi says a lge amount of the newly-designed bills, they won't say how many, were stolen from a plane in philadelphia. they don't go into circulation until next year. >>> and finally, a crowning achievement for the florida girl who made state history to become the first girl to play quarterback in a football game. she was crowned homecoming queen. she was dressed in her uniform. the homecoming king was one of her teammates. she got a corsage and stuck it in her wristband. south plantation high won. they are undefeated for the record. >> love her. thank you, ron. >>> politics, now. and t-minus three days until the next presidential debate. as the candidates get ready this morning, team obama is recruiting celebrity help. team romney is attacking what was supposed to be this president's greatest asset, foreign policy. it's "your voice, your vote." and abc's david kerley is in washington this morning. david, good morning, sir. >> reporter: good morning, dan. as of this morning, mitt romney has the mighty mo going into next week's debate. as both candidates are b
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 2:35am EDT
weapons. abc news learned that he told detectives and the fbi, hey this is a game. however, the officials are puzzled whether he meant the questioning or the stuff in his checked baggage. and officials are still trying to figure out how he managed to fly from china to korea to japan and on to los angeles without being stopped by security. >>> a plea deal reach in the case of a colorado student shot after she wandered into a house drunk. zoe ripple pleaded getty to felony trespassing. her record will be wiped clean if she stays out of trouble. the colorado university student claims sunny was given a date rape drug the night she ended up inside the stranger's house. >> really scary things can happen p it is so important to keep -- your bearings about you. and -- and really be conscious of what you are doing and what other people are doing. >> ripple was shot in the hip after she showed of in the homeowner's bedroom and was repeatedly warned to leave. the homeowner was not charged. >>> two people are dead after a parking garage collapsed on the campus of miami-dade college. a short time ago,
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 2:35am EDT
scene, turned out to be pretty difficult. took the fbi three weeks to reach the location and gather evidence from there. it's been about a month. i know the white house has promised to bring justice but hasn't spelled anything in particular out. so i think they're waiting for facts to roll in, which are rolling in very slowly at this point. >> slowly. >> look for that to play a role in foreign policy debate. coming up too. >>> also we are hearing from an unrepentant jerry sandusky, a judge is expected to send him to prison for the rest of his life. sandusky released a defiant jailhouse statement to a penn state radio station, declaring his innocence and blaming it on a conspiracy, by lying, accusers, investigators and the media. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster. they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> sandusky will be sentenced on 45 counts of child sex abuse. at least six of his victims plan to take the stand to ask the judge for the harshest possible punishment.
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
call police. fbi agents and police are still urgently going door-to-door. they even asked william kessel to search a locked room to make sure jessica wasn't inside. she wasn't. >> they have to rule that room out. >> reporter: we're now going into the fifth day since jessica failed to show up here at school. and in that exclusive video, investigators and her family want you to see her face and hear her voice, hoping that someone will provide this case the break that it needs. we also expect to hear from jessica's family for the first time later today. george? amy? >> clayton, thanks very much. >>> we're going to turn, now, to the shocking moment at sunday's nfl game in kansas city. some hometown fans actually cheered when the chief's quarterback was knocked flat with an injury. and one of his teammates is fighting back, comparing the hecklers to the crowds at the coliseum in roam. and this sparked a lot of soul-searching in kansas city. >> a lot of people wondering what happened there. kansas city fans critical of matt cassel's performance over the weekend. but when he took that hi
ABC
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
for this little girl is now a desperate hunt for her killer. abc's clayton sandell tells us how the fbi is hoping to break this case open. >> reporter: officers are searching fields, ravines and neighborhoods near where a body was discovered late wednesday. sources tell abc news, the remains belong to 10-year-old jessica ridgeway, who vanished a week ago, walking to school in nearby westminster. but a frustrating lack of suspects is now prompting investigators to release a profile of who they believe committed this gruesome crime. >> that would be your boss, your friend, and ultimately could be your family member. >> reporter: the new profile by the behavioral analysis unit says the likely suspect is probably male. and may have missed work or suddenly left town. he may have already changed his appearance. or gotten rid of his car. abc news has learned investigators are focusing on cell phone towers near jessica's home, where her backpack was found, and where the remains were discovered. if a phone number registered at all three towers, it could led to a suspect. >> we all have children of her own
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